Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast

4.8
2446 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Brown's Beach House is the place for the quintessential island fine dining experience located just steps from shore. Innovative, Big Island inspired cuisine is drawn from simple, pure flavors from locally grown, sustainable agriculture and seafood. Products using the diverse variety of fresh seafood from our island waters redefining the continuing evolution of Pacific Rim, Hawaii Regional, and most recently Big Island Cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2446 people are saying
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vipBarbaraR
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacationing

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By the ocean, wonderful musician singing and playing a ukelele. Food was incredible. Great service as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good overall, but a couple misses, including poor-quality “prawn” appetizer and over-salted gnocchi. Drinks were excellent, as were the ube dinner rolls. Service, however, was lacking for this level of restaurant. Our server seemed to be constantly running behind. Bread and butter was promised, but not delivered until after appetizers arrived and after we asked the busser/back waiter to grab some for us. Also, no special consideration was made for our anniversary celebration. Everything was pretty good, but we had a better time at Merriman’s in Waimea, at a similar price point.

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SuperSusan
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice dinner and the ambiance was nice. Three of us had steak and it was over cooked and on the dry side. The fish was delicious.

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Jaynelovesfood
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our last night on the Big Island was spent at Brown’s and we had a lovely time. Our food was delicious, the service was top notch and the entertainment was lovely.

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AZonie
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Hawaiian dining experience.
Excellent food and service.

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MarkS
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting, hear the waves and the local music. A great place to dress up, fabulous, first class, service. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal with live music

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vipJudyB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just went for a special night out while we were vacationing nearby. Everyone was extremely polite and attentive to our needs while we were there. Food was delicious - didn’t leave a morsel behind. Linda was a delightful server and offered great suggestions. If only we had reserved for an earlier time to see the entire sunset…

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GregD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience. Everything was top notch - service, ambience, food quality - we'll be back for sure!

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ChrisJ
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breathtakingly beautiful setting! Food was delicious, service was fantastic! Perfect evening!

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vipyvrgirl
Toronto
76 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional location at the fairmont orchid, with sunset views and live music. The servers were extremely attentive including to our 5 year old. The ube bread rolls were delicious! The duck and fish were perfect. Dessert was irresistible. People in our party were divided on whether Browns or CanoeHouse (keiki menu with teriyaki chicken) was better. They’re both amazing and same price point/views. Definitely worth the splurge. Parking was free.

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vipLarry
Washington DC
319 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our server so fast we could hardly understand her. My wife’s starter came out first; my appetizer came out 15 minutes later. The filet was over salted and overpriced at $56.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was phenomenal.

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ThuraN
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great foods and service,

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vipProfJoe
Jacksonville
133 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining in a romantic setting under the stars and near the ocean. Innovative dishes of fresh local fare a good wine list and excellent servers. A bit of a walk from the hotel and not for non resident nor diners without transport after 9.30.
Rare cabs or service and a minimum charge of $50. Alas . A perfect evening tarnished by local conditions. Be warned.

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TN16
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated our last evening on the big Island and our anniversary here. Great 3 course meal option, service was fantastic, great live music (not overpowering but set the tone) and gorgeous location!

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Thomas
Tucson
26 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Summer provided friendly, quality service.
Sunset was spectacular as were the Kompachi and Kona Mud Pie.
Look forward to the next visit

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, nice special touch on the birthday girls dessert. Always a wonderful experience.

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vipLauraB
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surf and turf was delicious paired with a sweet desert wine.

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vipAmchef
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service!

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JessicaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing views and live music. The service was phenomenal, hats off to the great staff at Brown’s. Our party had the ahi tuna, duck breast and prime ribeye - can’t say how wonderful it all was. Would recommend to anyone visiting the big island!

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vipLisaP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was AMAZING!!! Food/drinks, staff (especially our waiter;) music and the sunset view… all simply PERFECT!!!

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SamanthaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Perfect place to dine outside while watching an amazing sunset. Cocktails were good and dinner was excellent!

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vipDavidK
San Francisco
93 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is impossible to over-rate this restaurant. The setting, the service and the food has been the best experience we’ve had on the Big Island. My only regret is that this won’t be our last reservation during our stay. Any other restaurant will be a step down from the high bar set by Brown’s.

Our server Christian was superb. His professionalism, courtesy and attention provides the ultimate customer experience. Christian represents the best qualities within the hospitality and foodservice career paths.

If you are staying on the western side of the island do yourself a favor and book a dinner reservation at Brown’s.

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vipMW24
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The view is amazing. Our waitress was wonderful. The appetizers were better than the main courses. It's worth the experience for the amazing view.

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JayT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, serives was excellent and the setting is the best on the island. We will be back.

JK
JonK
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome everything. Best food and service we’ve had on the trip. Can’t wait to go again.

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HuntersvilleCouple
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. All details considered, and done very well. Property is gorgeous and well maintained. Light live music, perfect setting, excellent service and food. Can’t ask for anything more.

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Nichole
Algeria
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 47th birthday and Brown’s Beach House was excellent. We showed up early to our 8pm reservation to look around the property. They seated us early and at the best table there. Started with the poke and Maui onion soup. Our entrees were the Mahi-mahi and filet. Everything was beyond our expectations and cooked to perfection. This is our first time to the big island and definitely will go back to Brown’s. Thank you for making my birthday special!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining and service on the Big Island!

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KimM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is top notch plus cloth tablecloth’s and napkins. The ambiance very romantic yet professional with outdoor seating, small table lamps, the sight and sound of the ocean and a guitarist for background music (not too loud - not to soft). Fun crafted cocktails too. Let’s talk food tho - the prawns delicious, strawberry and goat cheese salad tasty and the steak - melt in your mouth! It’s all about that steak! Not a morsel left. In addition, a beautiful dessert with “Happy Anniversary” elegantly scrolled in chocolate around the edge. It’s the small touches that elevate a meal. Good job Browns Beach House! YUM!

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vipTracieD
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Brown’s. We look forward to coming every time we visit. Perfect setting, wonderful food, attentive and talented staff.

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JoelG
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The setting is outstanding. Our server was excellent. Food was OK.

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LindaC
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and service were the best about this restaurant. We sat outside with a direct unobstructed view of the beach and beautiful sunset.

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vipKingdmmc
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and exceptional service. Absolutely a first class experience!

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penelope
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best dining experience my husband and I have had anywhere in the world in our 50 plus years together. The beauty of the sunset beyond the beach, the feel of the gentle sea breezes, the sound of the musician with his soft guitar and ukulele melodies, the exquisitely prepared dishes, the conscientious and caring servers - all of this in a most beautiful setting.

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RachaelR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful dinner! I definitely recommend!

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BillP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just incredible. Great food, service, music, cocktails and a spectacular setting.